ELMIRA, NY - March 16, 2015 - The Jackals opened a seven-game homestand tonight against the Toledo Walleye in search of their third straight win, but Jeff Lerg would spoil Elmira's effort in a 3-0 Toledo victory.
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The Jackals generated multiple scoring chances in the first period, including a blast off the crossbar by Nick Tuzzolino, but the Walleye would strike first at 13:15 of the frame. Cody Lampl out-waited Trevor Gerling's sliding block attempt, walked into the slot and ripped home his seventh goal of the season. Alden Hirschfeld and Michael Leone earned the assists. Just over three minutes later the Walleye would double their lead with Kyle Bonis' one-time blast. A.J. Jenks forced a turnover at the Jackals' blueline and fed the puck to former Jackal Justin Daniels, who returned the feed to Jenks for the connection with Bonis in the right circle for his team-leading 29th goal of the season.
Tyler Barnes added to Toledo's lead at 9:15 of the second period with his 21st goal of the season. Troy Schwab and Shane Sims earned the helpers on Barnes' power-play tally. The Walleye out-shot the Jackals 18-7 in the middle frame and 32-15 through 40 minutes of play.
Neither team found the back of the net in the third period as the Jackals' comeback effort fell short. Sam Marotta stopped 36 of 39 shots faced, but was saddled with the loss. Jeff Lerg stopped all 21 shots faced for his fourth shutout of the season. The Jackals went 0-for-1 on the power-play and the Walleye finished 1-for-3 with the man advantage.
Next up for the Jackals is a two-game weekend set at home against the Wheeling Nailers. Puck drop on Friday, March 20th and Saturday, March 21st is at 7:05 p.m.
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Saturday, March 21: Elmira Jackals vs. Wheeling Nailers, 7:05 p.m. EST. All Elmira Jackals broadcasts are carried on WNGZ 104.9 FM and 93.5 FM in Elmira. Neulion provides pay-per-view internet TV broadcasts of all Jackals games as well. Check out how you can watch the Jackals on Neulion by clicking here . All Jackals broadcasts begin 15 minutes prior to faceoff with the Pregame Show. Visit jackalshockey.com for tickets.